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Old 08-16-2012, 11:38 AM   #215
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
Join Date: 07-19-12
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Originally Posted by appdesigngeeks View Post
Hi Bobby,

Yea there are plans to add the export excel feature to the webportal?

Have you had chance to use the app on a cook?

Thanks for the feedback!

Not a full cook. I've been waiting on the username/password issue for the port forwarding. I mentioned this in an email, but I'm really leery about forwarding an open port 80 (especially to a live BBQ pit) without some kind of authentication. It sounds like you've implemented it, so I'm going to give it a try tomorrow (Friday) and over the weekend with a couple of cooks. I'll keep you posted.

What I do like, though, is the ability to log into your site and view the logs and graph. I think once you give users to ability to export their data (Excel or even a PDF) you've got a winner.

One thing I'd like -- and I'd like to see this in all the CyberQ apps -- is the ability to add notes to a specific time point on the graph. I'd like to, for example, have a cook going and then with my iPhone add a specific note that's attached to a specific time -- "Brisket on," "Added more wood," etc. etc. -- and then have those notes appear as pop-ups for the overall cooking graph.

I'd also like to see stats over time -- not sure what those would be -- but stuff like "Biggest temp drop" or "Longest cook" or "Shortest cook" -- I don't know exactly. But an app like this would be really useful once you're able to track a single cook and analyze multiple cooks -- essentially looking for patterns. Again, I'm not sure what those would be -- but that kind of analysis (either with my own data and all the data in the aggregate) would really make it a killer BBQ app (for geeks, especially).

Another interesting thing would be giving the user the ability to group together categories of cooks -- all my 'Costo Brisket flat' cooks -- and then looking to see what's the same (or different) when all the cooks are grouped on a single graph. Meat type graphs by weight, by grade, etc. Looking, for example, at the time and temp graphs by weight for, say, pork butts from one supplier versus another.

I realize this is getting way away from the essential core of BBQ, but it seems like a logical (although complex) outgrowth of the CyberQ's wifi ability.
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